Collecting water in a well is not a new idea. In fact, it is the oldest way on the planet to get water, second only to getting water from a river. Wells are the only means of getting water when people live too far from a source of fresh water and cannot get water from a city water system. If you are now faced with having to dig a well to get water, there are three ways through which you can extract your water once you have a licensed contractor complete the digging of the well.
Old-School Bucket Method
If you want absolute reliability and you want to be in control of the access to the water, the old-school bucket method is the way to go. You can either construct a circular stone wall with a crank handle over the well, or you can place a sealing lid over the hole in the ground to prevent animals and people from falling into the well. The former option is safer, since it is more difficult for people to fall in, but you will still have to cover the well to prevent animals from falling in and tainting your water supply. The bucket is attached to the crank handle via a very long rope that allows you to lower the bucket, collect your water, and then pour the water into other containers.
A vacuum pump continuously sucks water into the vacuum of the attached hose and sends the water into a waiting tank. If you do not use a lot of water daily, this might not be the best option because the water tank may become too full too quickly. However, for an average-sized family, the vacuum pump is a good choice. It will bring enough water to the surface with little electricity to create the vacuum in the hose to the tank (it operates the same as a siphon hose).
Completely Electric and On-Demand Pump
An on-demand electric pump is a submersible well pump that runs on electricity and has to be wired into your home's electrical system. This type of pump pumps water from the well into a much larger, above-ground storage tank that is located close to the house. It also pumps water on demand, bringing water up any time the sensors in the tank register that you have or are using a large volume of water. To get any of these well services, contact a well pump service provider, like Hull Well & Pump Service.